Tale of three Adventure Vans - 2008 Sprinter, 2017 Transit, and 2019 Promaster

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by HighTechCoonass, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Ranchworld

    Ranchworld Zoom Zoom

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    Are you going to put a light on the rear license plate?
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  2. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Yep its on the list!
    Trip update after a 5200 trip out west....
    Things I liked...
    Flatpack grill! This thing was the hit and its was perfect for the van. Packs up perfect. I use a brown paper bag to store the grill in the pouch.

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    Truma furnace / hot water system in the van. Supplied by Winnie. Furnace worked fantastic, the 20 liter hot water part of the system we are still figuring out to optimal wait time

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    it was a little cold!
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    parking the longer van was not difficult ... sometimes we cheated. Crowns we very low at Arches.
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    The KO2 do make more noise but they worked very well in the winter snow and slush...
    With the Kicker sub I added it helped override the noise.
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    One thing I will address, the 1300 watt inverter only powers the tv ac plug. I would like it to power the other van 120 vac outlets , but those are tied to shore power and the gen set.

    Solar Panels... that's nice.... I never ran low on DC power except on night I left the under carriage lights on for 14 hours and the 2 battery system dropped to 11.7.

    On the way home I pulled the bike on the Phoenix trailer. I did not notice any difference in the fuel mileage. Averaged around 16 MPG.

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  3. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Bad ass setup.
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  4. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails Supporter

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    No Fold A Flame from a fellow van loving inmate?
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  5. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Man, you're living my future retirement plan. :beer

    Is there any outside storage on the van. Storage for couple chairs, grill etc. I'm not seeing anything on any B vans like yours.

    Can your grill act as a firepit.
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  6. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    I really like that Promaster but I have seen Manatees that were better looking than that add-on front end. :-)
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  7. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    I agree. They have been making a new front end for these in Europe for a few years... still no bringing them to the US.
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  8. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    I agree. They have been making a new front end for these in Europe for a few years...but they are still not bringing them to the US.
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  9. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    wow ... I just checked them out, cool indeed!!
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